Bracelet from the Olbia Treasure, First Century BC; gold, garnets, amethysts, emeralds, pearls, glass, enamel and various stones; Walters Art Museum. | Discovered in a tomb in the Greek colony of Olbia (present-day Ukraine).

Bracelet from the Olbia Treasure, First Century BC; gold, garnets, amethysts, emeralds, pearls, glass, enamel and various stones; Walters Art Museum. | Discovered in a tomb in the Greek colony of Olbia (present-day Ukraine).

22 stone and faience scarabs (circa 2000 BCE-30 BCE) mounted with a Horus falcon amulet in a late 19th-century Egyptian Revival necklace.

22 stone and faience scarabs (circa 2000 BCE-30 BCE) mounted with a Horus falcon amulet in a late 19th-century Egyptian Revival necklace.

Wristband with Birds and Palmettes, A.D. 800–1000, Thessaloniki, Greece; gold, glass, and enamel.

Wristband with Birds and Palmettes, A.D. 800–1000, Thessaloniki, Greece; gold, glass, and enamel.

Gold bracelet  It is decorated with grapevine pattern. It is 5.7cm by 3.7cm by 5.9cm  Byzantine period, 6th and 7th centrury BC (probably made in Constantinople).  Source: Metropolitan Museum

Gold bracelet It is decorated with grapevine pattern. It is 5.7cm by 3.7cm by 5.9cm Byzantine period, 6th and 7th centrury BC (probably made in Constantinople). Source: Metropolitan Museum

Essen crown. The small crown is the oldest surviving crown of lilies in Europe. It is stored for almost a millennium in the Essen treasury. It was used until the 16th century at the coronation of the Golden Madonna at the Candlemas on February 2nd. The gold band with 4 lilies is decorated with filigree patterns of coupled gold wires, set with pearls and precious stones. The crown was created at the second half of the 11th century. The origin of the crown is unclear.

Essen crown. The small crown is the oldest surviving crown of lilies in Europe. It is stored for almost a millennium in the Essen treasury. It was used until the 16th century at the coronation of the Golden Madonna at the Candlemas on February 2nd. The gold band with 4 lilies is decorated with filigree patterns of coupled gold wires, set with pearls and precious stones. The crown was created at the second half of the 11th century. The origin of the crown is unclear.

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